Who knew there could be so much to choosing the perfect fascinator?
Whether you’re Mother of the Bride or Groom, heading out as a wedding guest or going to a luxe event, fascinators, hattinators and stylish hats are a sensational piece to complete any outfit.
Choosing the right fascinator depends on a number of factors including your outfit, hair colour and hair style. We know, that seems like a lot to consider for a hair piece, which is why we’re taking you through a guide to choosing the perfect fascinator!
The first thing to look for is the perfect colour fascinator to match your outfit. Here, you can choose complimenting colours or the perfect print. If your dress is one colour, we think a patterned or over-the-top fascinator looks just perfect, or a patterned dress should be teamed with a more simple fascinator. When choosing a colour, we think bright colours look just perfect with neutral or plain dresses to give your outfit a real pop.
Also consider your hair colour when choosing a colour- a silver fascinator would be lost on grey hair, a petite white piece lost on blonde hair, and black of course would blend in with black hair! But less of the negativity- grey or blonde looks just gorgeous with either pastel or warm colours depending on your look, red looks fabulous with earthy tones and brunette suits bright or rich jewel tones.
When choosing colour, take a look at the venue and theme of the occasion; out-styling the bride or choosing a sombre piece during an energetic event is certainly a fashion faux-pas!
Size depends on your face shape, hair length and the occasion- so much to decide on! A small fascinator looks gorgeous on slicked back, tied up hair, a medium sized fascinator suits hair loosely up, and a large fascinator looks great if your hair is down and voluminous. Pay attention to the shape of your fascinator too by choosing the opposite of your facial shape- rounded, soft fascinators will soften a squarer face, and squarer hatinator styles look great on rounded facial shapes.
If you wear glasses, choose a simpler, clean design to keep your look from looking too busy. We’d recommend an elastic fascinator too, as a headband will interfere with your glasses.
Fascinators should normally be worn to the side, if you have a side parting, position your fascinator there. If your hair is very short use a hairband fascinator to keep it in place. If you have thick hair, slide the comb backwards through your hair with the teeth against the scalp, tip the comb back, and push the fascinator down in the direction the hair calls. For extra security with finer hair, grip your hair with a pin to create an extra base by combing a small section of hair in the opposite direction to where your hair falls and pin it down.
Take a look at some of our favourite fascinators and hattinators, in stylish designs and colours…
Do you have a fascinator-worthy event coming up? We’d love to see which you’ve picked, leave a comment!